21 days in Scotland Itinerary

21 days in Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scotland tour planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh — 5 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Walking tours make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Royal Mile, have fun and explore at Dynamic Earth, take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill, and step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Edinburgh, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in July; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Inverness.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Inverness — 5 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Bring the kids along to Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Cairngorm Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey) and Aviemore (Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, Loch an Eilein, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Loch Ness, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inverness tour itinerary app.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Durness.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trips
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Durness — 3 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Oldshoremore Beach and Sango Bay. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie) and Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, stroll through Durness Beach, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort William.
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Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Fort William — 3 nights

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Steall Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). There's more to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe and take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fort William trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Fort William takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Adventure
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Glasgow — 4 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Bring the kids along to Glasgow Tigers Speedway and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, stroll around Kelvingrove Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glasgow trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sun).
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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